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. >> education week magazine has named maryland the number 1 school system in the country for the fifth year in a row. >> maryland received a final overall grade of b-plus, the best in the nation. >> we are delighted that maryland has been identified as number one. >> judy is in charge about what students are learning across the state. she says there's enough credit to go around. >> stakeholders have worked together to make this the number 1 school system in the country for the fifth year in a row. >> would you say there's room for improvement? >> the work is not done. eliminating the achievement gap. every parent and educator and child deserves to have the best school in his or her community. >> maryland receives nothing more than a b grade in the categories. how tough is it to remain number 1? >> we're committed to making sure the children of maryland have the best education. can we say we will always be number one? of course not. >> tim tooten, wbal-tv 11 news. >> tim will have more tonight at 5:00 p.m. schools no longer in session for 1000 students in maryland. >> jennifer franciotti has
transportation to education, to preserving the capabilities of our national guard. while each governor has his or her own unique circumstances, we all have to facilitate job growth, improve schools, and be financially responsible. as much as we do in our states, our economies are tightly linked to the national economy, and as a result, our state's prosperity, the prosperity of our citizen depends in no small measure on the ability of all public servants in washington to come together on a path forward. uncertainty here in federal support hurts both our economies and the federal budget, and the implications are incredibly important. governors have been working with the president, the vice president, and congressional leadership to find solutions to help put our country back on firm financial footing. one of the largest elements of the uncertainty concerned elements of the fiscal cliff that were either postponed or taken out of the reason -- recent relief act of 2012 as the only postponed reducing grants to states. intimate reform was not addressed, and no action was taken regarding the federal
to buy up housing. >> neil: it went into cash for clunkers and education, exactly. >> now, we're paying for it. and greenberg has a good case on his hands and i wish him god's speed. >> neil: meanwhile, did you hear about this. the mother of 14 reportedly back on welfare after spending her savings on rehab but the octomom, but it's growing faster than the entire pop laying of the united states. where does it end? in less than four hours from now on fox business network, get ready because after you hear what we've discovered. you will never watch bill o'reilly again. [ laughter ] >> all right. politicians can't take the heat. maybe it's time to get the heck out of kitchen. ♪ [ male announcer ] how could switchgrass in argentina, change engineering in dubai, aluminum production in south africa, and the aerospace industry in the u.s.? at t. rowe price, we understand the connections of a complex, global economy. it's just one reason over 75% of our mutual funds beat their 10-year lipper average. t. rowe price. invest with confidence. request a prospectus or summary prospectus with investm
is not done. the focus is on eliminating the achievement gap. every parent, educator, and child deserves to have the best school in his or her community. >> maryland received nothing lower than a b grade in a number of academics categories. how tough is it to remain number one? >> we're committed to making sure the children of maryland have the best education. can we say we will always be number one? of course not. but we will always strive to be number one. >> tim tooten, wbal-tv 11 news. >> tim love much more at 5:00 p.m. -- tim will have much more coming up at 5:00 p.m. >> and rock council has 45 new board-certified teachers -- and around the accounting now has 45 new board-certified teachers. >> it is the highest teaching credential in the nation that you can earn. >> the board acidification is valid for 10 years. >> schools is out for more than 1000 students across maryland. a trade school has shut down without warning. jennifer franciotti has more on that story. >> not even an e-mail. the students came to class yesterday not knowing their school would be shut down. there was a no
to be stress relief. >> reporter: experts say more education is needed to help young women make wise choices about whether they should drink alcohol and how much. rehema ellis, nbc news, new york. >>> and we're back in a moment with the night the luck o' the irish ran out. ♪ chances are, you're not made of money, so don't overpay for motorcycle insurance. geico, see how much you could save. >>> we learned overnight one of the great nonfiction writers of our times, richard ben cramer, has died. if you were a young journalist in this country wanting to know how best to cover politics, campaigns and politicians, richard cramer's book "what it takes" it all it took. it chronicled the 1988 campaign as it focused on bush 41, on bush 41, dukakis, biden and all the educated at johns hopkins and columbia. richard ben cramer died of lung cancer at the age of 62. >>> well, you know how they say roll tide. the tide certainly rolled right over notre dame last night as alabama owned the bcs college championship game. from the get-go there were sad irish eyes all over this today. a 42-14 thumping for the
, education. especially to our youth, we have to educate them about what a concussion is. we don't have to be unconscious. less than 10% of concussions result in unconsciousness. so what the symptoms are. and then, two, when they have a concussion, know that it's okay not to play. if you don't feel complete, don't compete. if you don't feel right in the head, rest instead. i think that's the message that our youth needs to hear. that it's okay, that toughness is like a badge of honor, so it's understandable that they want to continue to play. but when it comes to the brain trauma, it's a completely different issue. >> right, you can replace a kneecap and move on, but you cannot do that with a brain. i want to add into the conversation. paul callan, our legal analyst, and david epstein. how significant are these findings when it comes to the nfl? there are 2,000 players who now have lawsuits against the nfl? is this something that could be do or die for the league? >> i think everybody sort of expected to see cte in junior seau. i think we sort of know that story, when somebody's played
incorporate themselves into the whole education process, because they don't have the ability to maximize all the education they're receiving because they can't go to college or they feel like they can't do this because they don't have a social security card or can't apply for financial aid. it seems like, i'm going to go to work in a few minutes, and a lot of my kids are going to learn what i'm going to teach today and they won't feel like they can do anything with it. host: has it changed since the -- since president obama announced this defered deportation -- >> caller: i have a few -- a lot of the kids i teach aren't old enough yesterday to apply for the document. i teach middle school, but a lot of them are looking at the document as a way to get around that. but it's just the fact that, you know, we have people that i hear every day, and, you know, they were brought here -- everybody was brought here, you know what i mean? it just doesn't seem like we should be able to find a way to fully incorporate them. you know, just find a way to make them citizens just like and you myself and we c
to celebrate. >> the people of our state not only understand the connection between education and economy but they have been willing to make the tough decisions necessary to invest in their children's education even as we cut everything else. >> so virginia schools came in fourth place this year. d.c. schools came in 45th in the nation. schools are ranked based on achievement, a student's chance at success and other categories. >> the tolls will not be lowered any time soon. critics argue that many drivers avoid the i.c.c. because it costs too much but they won't cut toll. it was used to generate more than $18 million in the first year but it actually made more than $19 million. montgomery councilman phil andrews argue more daily commuters would take the i.c.c. if it did not cost so much. >> this is the only toll facility where regular commuters don't get a deep discount. on the bay bridge they get a 75% discount. >> state officials sent andrews a letter denying his request to cut the cost of the toll saying the tolls are appropriately set. >> it is time
not tighten up our infrastructure, our education. we are 25th in math. it is unreal. where do they think we will grow if we have nothing to show? we have idiots in congress. there is more greek than anything else. host: you mentioned the republican position on future taxes. here is what the washington post says -- this is from abc's this week with george stephanopoulos. --nator mcconnell said jen, maryland, democrat. what do you think about tidying spending to a debt limit increase? caller: i do not think we have the correct information to make that decision. the us government does not have a rational accounting system. if we buy a house, we fund it with debt over time. we borrow. in the us, if we build a road, we pay out-of-pocket cash. we have an accounting system that treated infrastructure and associated the cost of that with the debt. where are we? are we spending current s?penses >> we do not kno we do not know. host: do you think that is likely to happen? what would you do? what would you practically do to change things? caller: i would try to get that type of accounting system in pl
for years of girls education in pakistan. she wants equal rights. she had a blog she spoke out about what was like being a young girl in the swat valley in pakistan, for all of that targeted tore the for the taliban and pulled over her school bus as she was on the way home from school and shot her in the head. miraculously, she survived, thanks to the great work of some pakistan and british doctors. she's now out of the hospital. what's the update on malala and what's next for her? >> she is out of the hospital and her father got a job in britain so her family will remain in britain, where she will be a little bit safer. they will have a little bit of security. but her life, it's going to be an uphill battle trying to protect ser he have from now on because she has become a symbol of freedom to many women in the islamic world and this is why she is he' going to remain a target and a major target by radicals who think it's a medal of honor to kill her and basically put fear in the hearts of the rest of population in the islamic world and who want to pursue education and rebellion. >> in fa
by slightly raising the state's sales tax. he also pushed for an education plan that includes teacher pay raises, new jobs, and investment in charter schools. >>> a new crackdown on drunk drivers is underway in the district. a new law signed by mayor gray yesterday means anyone convicted of driving under the influence can be ordered to use ignition lock devices if it's -- even if it's their first offense. the devices prevent a car from starting unless the driver proves that he or she has not been drinking. the law also increases the penalties for driving drunk with a child in the car. >>> testing drivers to see if they have been drinking is also getting easier for d.c. police. the city unveiled new breath machines that replace faulty equipment that forced police to abandon the tests two years ago. new officers will again be able to use the machines to catch drunk drivers throughout the city. >> i don't think there's an acceptable excuse for it. someone who's driving under the influence or driving drunk is actually like a moving missile. >> about 1,400 people were arrested last fall in a c
other southern evangelicals, migrated to california, set up mega-churches, educational institutions and eventually became differently involved in politics. beverly lahaye who is a particular interest of mine in this book, founded a group called concerned women for america which still claims to be the largest women's political organization in the united states. she based her organization on five spiritual principles, the bible, the family, patriotism, the sanctity of marriage, the sanctity of life and she began to litigate, arguing that religious parents should have more control for example over what their children were taught in school, arguing that the era, the equal rights amendment for women was a violation of the fundamental order of things, and winning many of these cases. >> host: did you interview her for your book? >> guest: i did not. she retired about, almost 15 years ago now and lives in california. >> host: somebody would have liked to have talked to? >> guest: i very much would like to talk to her and one of the things that's really important is that an organization lik
to abortion, family planning, or comprehensive sex education. pioneering feminist historian gerda lerner has died at the age of 92. she published multiple books over a decades-long academic career. she is credited with having earned recognition for women's history as a valid academic pursuit. she discussed her early days at sarah lawrence college where she established the first women's history graduate program in the early 1970's. >> when i proposed to teach a course in women's history, they said, who needs it? we are a woman's college. everything we do is women's history. and i said not at all because you are always telling it from the male point of view, from the mail days -- from the male gaze at women. despite these hundreds of years of discrimination and oblivion, women persisted that they have a story. and we had to win every step of the way. we had to win the right to tell it. so rule number one, nobody gave us anything. >> feminist historian gerda lerner died wednesday in madison, wisconsin. she was 92 years old. those are some of the headlines. this is democracy now!, democracynow.o
, the need for poll workers training to be clear and voters to be a better educated. from my perspective those are systems of a system that is not designed for this kind of thing. we are asking pol workers to do more today than was ever contemplated when the idea of having a community poll workers was conceived. in my jurisdiction trying to serve 12 different languages across 4800 different polling places on election day is not a model that is sustainable. >> one last comment before i move on to don rehill, it is very valuable to have individuals like yourself who are both an election official but also a county clerk, engage in the discussion about the next generation of voting systems. for those of us to deal exclusively with voting systems we are a bit myopic at times about where we see government solutions going to. county clerks on the other hand, their offices are filled with applications that provide the kinds of services at a level and a cost point that their constituents are looking for beyond voting systems. i really like that perspective that you bring. as i said earlier many o
's energy. when it comes to hydraulic. we have opportunities going on in 11 states to continue to educate around the breakthrough technology and part of the game-changing opportunity. we say technologies plural, we don't refine and develop not only those technologies but many others. >> thanks for doing this, jack. [inaudible] >> good to see you again. >> you mentioned keystone pipeline. i wonder if you have an assessment whether or not president obama will approve or reject the pipeline. if he does reject it what would the political consequences be? >> we are hopeful he will approve it. we're encouraged what we're learning from the white house the latest report coming out of the nebraska. the governor has to make a final decision there and advance it to the department of state. we're hopeful the president will approve it. when you look from the jobs perspective of the energy needs of the united states, as prime minister harper said, it's a no brainer. we're hopeful the president will step forward. i think it's the indication of the commitment based on the promise to the american people.
educated us. >> the new details on the commuter bus that collided with a school bus. we are getting this video here. back in two minutes. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] its lightweight construction makes it nimble... ♪ its road gripping performance makes it a cadillac. introducing the all-new cadillac xts. available with advanced all-wheel drive. [ engine revving ] it's bringing the future forward. . >> some of the hottest stories in a flash. roll em. >> hamid karzai paying a visit to america and the pentagon. the president meeting with defense secretary leon ma pa netta. listen. >> we have sacrificed together. that created a bond that will not be broken in the future. >> two men there discussing the war in afghanistan. it comes as the obama administration considers taking all troops out of the country after next year. it's turning into a rough week for people trying to get to work in new york city. a bus collided with a school bus. this is old bridge in new jersey. at least 17 people on board were injured. two are reported in critical condition. the bus flipped on its side and not ca
ties of trade and commerce, development of education, opportunities for all afghans, men and women, boys and girls. this sends a clear message to afghans and to the region, as afghans stand up they will not stand alone. the united states and the world stands with them. now, let me close by saying that this continues to be a very difficult mission. our forces continue to serve and make tremendous sacrifices every day. the afghan people make significant sacrifices every day. afghan forces still need to grow strong. we remain vigilant against insider attacks. lasting peace and security will require governments and development that delivers for the afghan people and an end to safe havens for al-qaeda and its ilk. all of this will continue to be our work. but make no mistake, our path is clear and we are moving forward. every day more afghans are stepping up and taking responsibility for their own security. as they do, our troops will come home. and next year, this long war will come to a responsible end. president karzai, i thank you and your delegation for the progress we've made toge
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. >> rebecca, see the problem in this country. you know it. there you have ted cruz, a well-educated right winger like pat robertson. it's like they flush out their high educations when they get out of school for political purposes. talking about this being a political -- it's not anybody's political agenda. the only person who wants to have gun control is somebody who is scared of what the gun has been doing. it's nothing but trouble to be for gun control. you don't get any votes for that, but there you have a guy talking out of his whatever about how somehow it's a political agenda. what do we do in a country that can't talk gun control without being accused of advantageous personal politics? >> it's interesting because, you know, nobody stands to make money either from prevention. i guess in these sort of moments you think who stands to benefit from policies that are going to promote more sales of guns? who stands to benefit from policies of prevention? it's the general public. nobody makes money out of people being -- not being hurt or killed, and i guess if you think about the motivat
, what kinds of educational investment should we be making to raise awareness of this in schools and communities? >> absolutely. every child in america and every school should be educated that human trafficking exists and modern-day slavery. those words human trafficking they don't look like they mean anything but we are talking about slavery and children need to know that. as well as their parents so that they can protect their child. >> yeah, you know, andrea, we have had you on a few times. i guess i kind of wonder has there been tangible progress in terms of what you are trying to do. you talk about the legislation and for all of your efforts, are you moving the ball down the field here? >> i think we are. we are in the eye of the storm. 30, 40 years ago no one knew what domestic violence was and why didn't you just leave? well now we have that same conversation about modern-day slavery and we are definitely making progress. not only are we seeing more and more people understand the issue and we are getting more and more girls referred to us by every day citizens, social work
as enthusist, then became a collector, then became an educator through a website called rag lynn.com and through the book. the story how i discovered historical newspaper happened about five years ago. my wife and i took our first family vacation to georgia lee that, illinois, which is a koa koa city mississippi town. i found a rare book shelf and found a book full of newspaper. it was april 21st, 1865 "new york times" i was reading the about the lincoln's csh that triggered an intense passion for history i had never had. for the next five years it became a journey of meticulous of collecting of newspaper. i'm tucked away in the midwest. i don't have convenient ak is eases to a lot of the wonderful archives on the east coast. i don't have access a lot of the originals that are found in the library and institution across the country. i made a point to collect them. much like my other historical collectible. they are available for sale or purchase. if any has seen "american pickers" i would say it's like that. i would say i'm like that more along the license of historic documents a
education less affordable. so we as a university are very dependent and very concerned about the fiscal health of this country. >> amy gutmann, are you also in the classroom here at the university? >> i do enjoy teaching and i take every opportunity to meet with students to talk to students and to teach in my spare time. >> how long were you at princeton? >> i was at princeton 28 years from the time i got my ph.d. to the time i came to ten and i was the university faculty of princeton and the provost chief academic and financial officer at princeton said the provost works very closely with the president. >> what is the learning curve on being the president at the university? >> the learning curve is steep for anybody and it's also very exciting. estimate how many students at the university of pennsylvania? >> it has 10,000 undergraduates approximately and 10,000 graduate students. we have about 4500 faculty members where we have a great school of medicine as well as a great school of arts and sciences and ten other schools. we have 32,000 employees with the largest private employer and
meeting, to educate people on how bad the crisis was. not only did i tell people that we'd have to raise rates, i told them we'd have to tear up the city to repair this infrastructure. man: you can't simply say, "i won't use any water, it's too expensive." we have about 25% of our population that's at or below the poverty line, so you have to look at rate structures that are tiered so the people can pay their bills. franklin: we would love to have something like 75% federal money. we do get some federal aid and we are thankful, but on the other hand, we're paying for this primarily with new rates. we have increased our rates to among the highest in america. but not nearly as much as if we hadn't passed a one-cent sales tax dedicated to water and sewer infrastructure. hunter: that sales tax counts for about a third of the revenue of the department right now. franklin: we got 75% of the voters to agree to tax themselves so that their children and their children's children could have clean water because we're investing in it now. hunter: there were no alternatives. the infrastructure was in
there are barriers for women to move into these corporals or into these law firms? do we have an education system supporting women in this process? it comes down to how we are supporting the family structure. that is often what it comes down to. and that is a question for more and more men today. you think about men who are on the part of track and women who are on this mommy track. -- men who are on this partner track and women who are on this mommy track. i know more and more men who want to go coach soccer at night. host: there is a story in psychology today in january talk about women voting and the psychology behind it. part of the information was the data behind the pilot test. guest: it is tough. we just did some research this post-election. there has always been a sense that women will vote for women. women will vote for women if they really see that woman in a way that she is accomplished, viable, and have the same belief system. it is more likely women will vote for democrats first. and there is an 18-point gender gap in the presidential alexian. and it went to president obama. -- in th
to educate around these breakthrough technologies. and it really is part of a game changing opportunity. we think technologies, plural, will continue to refine and develop not only those technologies but many others. >> you under thank you for doing this. >> good to see you again. >> you mentioned the keystone pipeline a couple times in your speech but i wonder if you could come if you have an assessment whether my president obama will reject or approve the pipeline? if he does reject it won't be the political consequences be? >> we are hopeful that he will approve it, and right now we are encouraged i what we're hearing from the white house. obviously, as a result of alleged report coming from the state of nebraska, the governor has to make a final decision that may affect the department of state. but we're hopeful the president will approve. i think we'll look at it from a jobs perspective, from the energy needs of the united states, as prime minister harper said on a number of occasions, it's a no-brainer. so we're hopeful the president will step forward. i think will be an early indicat
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further education. that's what many job advisers say is the second key. take advantage of every training opportunity. >> good times or tough times should be looking at how you are going to be developing growing your skills, whether for your current employer or current position or perhaps it is something down the road. >> lastly, unlike the unhappy guys in the movie "office space" embrace all sorts of technology. >> by the year 2020, over 75% of jobs will have a technology component. they think that is very important for people to understand for longevity and for employment in the future. >> staying employed this year will be easier in some fields than in others, of course. for example, jobs in health care and business services like sales are expected to be plentiful. >> as 2013 goes on, the job market is predicted to pick up steam. setting the stage for better days in the next new year. tom foreman, cnn, washington. >>> well, living in fear, trying to escape, and suffering from more than just war. we take you inside one refugee camp along the turkey/syria border where people are trying t
that gained national attention. the town's board of education said it's encouraging students with information to come forward. the district is also expanding the program to raise awareness of sexual a harassment, date rape and other issues. >>> and the fda asking makers of am by enand other similar sleeping pills to lower the recommendations dosage of their drug. new research shows blood levels in some patients may be high enough the morning after taking the drugs to cause impairment in certain activities including driving. fda says women run a higher risk because the bodies process the drug slower. >>> 85th annual oscar nominations are out and "lincoln" takes the lead with 12 nods. and the film about the hunt for osama bin laden "zero dark thirty" made for the nomination. and "argo" nominated for beth film but not best director. joining me is mark malkin senior editor at e. thank you for your time. >> good to be here. >> start off with "lincoln." 12 nominations. >> did not surprise me at all. as soon as we heard that steven spielberg was going to be making it with daniel day-lewis, we knew i
education. even fewer outdoors. that's a bond is breaking between the young and the natural world. this is not okay. it is not okay for democrats. it is not okay for republicans. it is not okay for america. whatever the headlines in washington and the american people one of thermal protection, there are conservation of land, water but you. conservation leadership both as can be to broaden and strengthen the nation's environmental conversations. i know i'm going to get up on conservation conversations and 10 during the morning. it's galvanizing ideas that fantasy i've intersection between environment, economy community. the leadership council cast a broad net for policy ideas to protect issues. ideas that use markets in partnerships and incentives. i guess it's safe onion address environmental issues. today we unveiled six papers that are taking environmental problems and solutions using ideas. consider a secretary norton noted the need for parks and open space to save those children i just mention to secure their links to nature. one author examines how public credit partnerships
and bear arms. advancing the shooting sports. championing gun safety, education and training. creating a vital legacy by answering freedom's call. and we are growing stronger every day. we are the n.r.a. and the n.r.a. is you. host: that is from the n.r.a. two stories you can find online and front page of the leading newspapers. "new york times" looking at symbols of grief piling up. from the "washington post" broad strategy on guns being weighed far beyond the ban on assault weapons. they are on their websites. we will continue the conversation on the agenda ahead as lawmakers return the start of the 113th congress. president back in washington later t today. later, looking at just what members of congress earn, pensions and salary. we will have more with daniel shuman of the sunlight foundation. keeping track of other programs. good morning, nancy. >> good morning, steve. on today's shows the fallout from the fiscal cliff a look at the second term in office. all five re-air on c-span radio with nbc's "meet the press." today's the guests include mitch mcconnell, former republican sena
that could relieve traffic jams in northern virginia and an education plan pushing teacher pay raises, new jobs and investment in charter schools and you were abling the general assembly to put politics aside and get to work. >> if politics trumps effective governing then we all lose. if we're remembered at all, then we'll all be remembered for what we actually get done. not what we promised to do. >> mcdonald also wants to eliminate the gas tax and make up the difference by slightly raising the sales tax. >>> the number of flu cases across the u.s. continues to multiply. so far, 44 states are reporting widespread flu cases. in boston, things have gotten so bad that the mayor has declared a public health emergency. emergency rooms throughout that city are reporting overcrowding and a low supply of flu vaccine. four flu-related deaths have been reported in boston already. our chief medical editor dr. nancy snyderman was in boston to see how bad things are. >> i've been to two major hospital emergency departments in the last three days and i have to tell you've none seen anything like this i
, >>> a 14-year-old girl shot by the taliban over her campaign for girls education. she's out of the hospital and on her way home. she left to queen elizabeth hospital in england for an hour ago. she's been there the past two months and she'll be readmitted in january or february for cranial reconstructive surgery. >>> after a few days of delay, the house is considering a measure that would allow more than $9 billion in relief for hurricane sandy victims. lawmakers sparked outrage when they adjourned without voting on the measure which is needed to player pay for flood insurance claims for more than 100,000 people in the northeast. part of a larger $60 billion package approved last week by the senate. >>> good news for federal workers. their first pay raise in two years. in 2010, president obama signed an executive order freezing pay but that expires march 27th. that's when federal civilian workers could see a .75 bump. working capitol hill could prevent it. congress has yet to negotiate the national debt limit and spending cuts. language in the could extend the current pay freeze beyond the
they will begin to educate and move their caucus from some very reactionary positions to a more moderate one. >> and from wisconsin, the first openly gay senator, tammy baldwin. >> it is quite remarkable. it is significant, the first openly lesbian or gay senator, the first out of the closet gay person elected, as such. she is also a committed progressive, a member of the house, the progressive congressional caucus. she was against the war in iraq. bernie sanders will have a real ally there. and and out gay man, who went to canada to marry his partner, is an absolute progressive person, and we are thinking that this diversity with african- americans, latinos, gays and lesbians coming into the congress, many of them are becoming as broad spectrum progressives who are recognized the importance of connecting all sorts of liberation movements. these are folks we will look to to be leaders in the new congress on progressive issues but that have to be raised. >> john nichols, thank you for joining us. author of "uprising: how wisconsin renew the politics of protest, from madison to wall street." w
into good community development and education and schools. >> i love the conceit of well, we're just making the movie so we can start a conversation. >> right. >> in fact, we have been having this conversation as a country. we have been -- there have been hearings held everywhere. studies done all over the place. just journalism done. the conversation is on going and the conclusion more or less is that, hey, this looks like a pretty good technology. we are putting safeguards on it to make sure we're not poisoning wells. >> people are working. >> the horse is out of the barn on fracking. that's the deal. this movie won't stop it. the keystone pipeline, the liberals, the democrats are trying to stop the keystone pipeline, guess what? that horse is also out of the barn and it's going to go through. >> i think they should do all of the above. i think they ought to put wind farms all through the nantucket sound where i spend every single august. >> there's hope for you yet, jimmy williams. >> and guess what? i don't care if it kills a seagull. i don't care. if it gives me clean energy and it giv
it is that difficult to talk to people, educate people, and remind them that the two-party dynamic is within the party, the way the decisions are made and leaders are promoted. >> you look like you were about to jump in. >> my starting point is where people are. it may be that labor is a spent force and that civil-rights organizations are spent forces and the community-based organizations are narrow minded and too anxious to just get a foundation grant for government low-income tax credit to build five units of housing and it will not change the system, but that is where people are. for the last four years i have been working with the building insurance, the widest part of the labor movement. i have been working with them to try and get a young black and latino kids of color into the building trade so that they can become the green work force of the future. the building trade, conservative as they are, operates 1200 job training centers in the construction trade and is the second-largest mechanism outside the navy. guess what? they are actually in a coalition with youth bills, with many other organiza
of education and specialization, those tend to be going begging. there are opportunities there. it takes a lot of schooling an effort to get yourself where you're in position to take those jobs. -- and effort to get yourself where you're in a position to take those jobs. if you want to be a waitress, you can probably find a job. if you want to be a brain surgeon, you can probably find a job. if you want to be an aircraft mechanic making $38 an hour, that can be a lot tougher. there is one thing that is helping with that, this energy resurgence. we're seeing an awful lot of energy jobs being created because of this process the people referred to as a fracking. and conventional means of extracting oil and gas. -- unconvential means of extracting oil and gas. another area that is doing pretty well is spinoffs from agriculture. if we have a somewhat normal year in terms of whetheather ths agricultureverage purchase o sector. there are some points of hope within that structure is generally true that the low- paying jobs -- structure. it is generally true that low- paying jobs and high-paying jobs a
are being created. the jobs that going begging right now, the ones the require a lot of education and specialization, those tend to be going begging. there are opportunities there. it takes a lot of schooling and effort to get yourself where you're in position to take those jobs. if you want to be a waitress, you can probably find a job. if you want to be a brain surgeon, you can probably find a job. if you want to be an aircraft mechanic making $38 an hour, that can be a lot tougher. there is one thing that is helping with that, this energy resurgence. we're seeing an awful lot of energy jobs being created because of this process the people referred to as fracking. and unconventional means of extracting oil and gas. another area that is doing pretty well is spinoffs from agriculture. if we have a somewhat normal year in terms of weather this year, the agriculture sector. there are some points of hope within that structure. it is generally true that low- paying jobs and high-paying jobs are where the action is right now. host: marlin is joining us from illinois. caller: i have bee
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